On 01.02.02, I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Too late for surgery, I had chemotherapy, which failed. In May the chemotherapy was changed and I was soon in remission which was celebrated and welcome and lasted nine years - until October 2011. There was progression in 2011 so more treatment was indicated and I am now back in partial remission. But I'm not only a cancer patient - I also enjoy my family, walk my dogs and am learning to draw and paint. Life is good!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Watch and draw

More rain, which I can never enjoy enough. The forecast for tomorrow is sunshine and then a real storm is coming in on Friday. In the meantime, today was another good day.

The best part of today was holding a two-week old miniature goat! His mother rejected him so he's being bottle fed. I've wanted a little goat for years, but this is as close as I've gotten to one, I actually got to hold him!

I returned Cassidy to her puppy raiser, a sad moment, but hope she'll come back to stay with us soon.

After work I parked myself in front of TV and watched "Forest Gump" for the first time since it came out years ago. I just love that film!

While I was watching the movie I drew my top dog Brix, who was sleeping on the sofa next to me. And then I drew a flower from a photo I'd picked up at the Chelsea Flower Show a few years ago. I've never seen the actual plant, but if I ever do I want one.

4 comments:

  1. What a lovely flower! I've never heard of that kind before, but you did a wonderful job drawing it! Your dog looks very sweet. I like the work you did with the lines. nancy

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  2. Beautiful sketches! That flower is gorgeous and I love how you did the black background. It just makes the colors in that flower pop.

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  3. Beautiful flower!

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  4. That flower is terrific as is Brix!
    Baby goats are sure fun but now that ours are 8 years old the fun is long gone. They are friendly enough but just not the same as dogs.

    My sister just got a new puppy (4 mos. old - guess no one wanted a non-perfect dog) and I was sad to have to leave after being around it for several days. I guess it just doesn't matter how many dogs we have, one more will be just as desirable.

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